We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Way It Was Museum

113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
+1 775-847-0766
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Surprised by extensive artifacts in this museum

Great information about the Comstock Lode and history in the area. The movies were a bit dated... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TravelingAnn91
,
Frisco, Texas
Can't complain

Didn't pay much and saw plenty. Mostly antiques with a short series of films. Good to stop one time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chuck W
,
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Read all 162 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“short video” (3 reviews)
“packed full” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
CONTACT
Website
+1 775-847-0766
Write a ReviewReviews (162)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"short video"
in 3 reviews
"packed full"
in 5 reviews
"household items"
in 2 reviews
"doll collection"
in 2 reviews
"interesting items"
in 4 reviews
"mining history"
in 6 reviews
"comstock lode"
in 7 reviews
"early days"
in 3 reviews
"neat things"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 2 reviews
"old west"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"mark twain"
in 2 reviews
"artifacts"
in 31 reviews
"movie"
in 13 reviews
"films"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great information about the Comstock Lode and history in the area. The movies were a bit dated, but had great information. Artifacts went through the entire Silver and Gold Rush time in the area - having real documents from the time and some machinery. Would...More

Thank TravelingAnn91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't pay much and saw plenty. Mostly antiques with a short series of films. Good to stop one time and see the place.

Thank Chuck W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Nice collection of artifacts from Virginia city history. The movie is well worth it and runs continually only 29 min long

Thank mistergLongIsland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Small museum but packed full of artifacts from the gold and silver hey day in Virginia City. Displayed very well. Have a 16 minute video describing the mining industry. Well worth the $3 admission fee.

Thank suecarr1111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Truly enjoyed the museum. Truly explained the history of virginia city and the comstock lode. I really enjoyed it

Thank Dominic B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This museum is worth a short visit. There are lots of old time artifacts and explanations of life during the mining days. There are some short videos and plenty to look at and touch. Worth the time and small cost.

Thank oceanside-Mary
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Paid $3 pp to enter. We walked through and saw lots of old news articles, mining gadgets and old bottles and medicines. Pictures of the old timers who used to live there and lots of old clothing, women’s in particular. There is a funky theater...More

Thank Laura K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is a history buffs dream. It is packed with historic items both inside and out. You could literally spend a full day looking at every here. It looks small but it will surprise you. Very informative and is a must for Virginia City visitors.

Thank R S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There were several rooms full of old mining goodies, as well as other pieces from the olden days of Nevada. We really enjoyed it. There are even some huge machines and things outdoors. Time well spent!

1  Thank Sharon G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The museum has a lot of great era pieces that really shed some light on how things were early on during the 1800’s in Virginia City. The lady at the front is nice and has plenty of good history to share if you ask. Definitely...More

1  Thank Ron H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Virginia City
Silverland Inn & Suites
123 reviews
.10 km away
Silver Queen Hotel
153 reviews
.16 km away
Sugarloaf Mountain Motel & Market
95 reviews
.90 km away
Virginia City Inn
72 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Del Rio
246 reviews
.81 km away
Red Dog Saloon
202 reviews
.09 km away
Virginia City Jerky Company
134 reviews
.51 km away
Palace Saloon & Restaurant
235 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church
229 reviews
.38 km away
The Washoe Club Haunted Museum
211 reviews
.35 km away
Virginia City Visitor Center
173 reviews
.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
tecamom
30 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from BurienTraveler2014 | Reviewed this property |
113 C St, Virginia City, NV 89440 way it was museum Map of way it was museum Open today 10:30AM–4:30PM New Year's Day might affect these hours
0
Votes
;